In 2000, The Land Beyond the Sunset was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. It is included on the DVD Treasures from American Film Archives (2000).
A young boy, opressed by his mother, goes on an outing in the country with a social welfare group where he dares to dream of a land where the cares of his ordinary life fade.
Director: Harold M. Shaw
Writer: Dorothy G. Shore
Stars: Martin Fuller, Mrs. William Bechtel, Walter Edwin
The film was shot in studio at the Edison Company’s plant at Decatur Avenue and Oliver Place in the Bronx, as well as on location in a Bronx-area park that afforded a view of Long Island Sound